Oil delivery truck rollover shuts down section of Hackett Hill Road

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Overturned oil tanker tied up Hackett Hill Road Friday morning. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

UPDATE: 7:15 p.m. Hackett Hill is back open for traffic and the accident scene is clear.


HOOKSETT, NH – An oil delivery truck on Cross Road near 87 Hackett Hill Road was one of many victims of the the area’s first winter storm. The Bourque and Sons delivery truck carrying nearly 2,000 gallons of home heating oil rolled over on a curve of the road. The driver was able to climb out of the vehicle, and refused medical treatment.

Hooksett Fire crews immediately determined there was no active leak from the main compartment, however the diesel saddle tanks were leaking. Firefighters applied oil-dry to the ground.
Hooksett Police announced the closure of Hackett Hill Road, which they expected to remain close for several hours while the oil was unloaded.
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NH Department of Environmental Services, and NH State Police from Troop G were called to the scene to deal with the hazard.

Allen’s towing of Epsom was called to pump the oil out of the damaged tanker into an empty tanker. Once the oil removal was done the tow company would work to upright the vehicle and remove it from the scene.
Hooksett Police announced the closure of Hackett Hill Road just before noon, which they expected to remain close for several hours while the oil was unloaded.
Hackett Hill be closed until the truck is removed. Hooksett Police is investigating the accident.